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. >>> we are following a tense situation at justin herman plaza and many are still in riot gear. >>> a big announcement coming from the pentagon. >>> an action around the campus and we will tell you what celebrities have been spotted filming their new movie. >> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for joining us september 18th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic and i know steve doesn't care, i got in the care and i had to turn on the heat real quick this morning. >> i care, david. the cooling which has been on the coast for a while has moved well inland and temperatures are continuing to come down, 50s and 60s and some 70s, even out to the delta it has been cooler, here is sal. >>> traffic does look good so far driving to oakland. also the commute looks good to marin county and san rafael. >> we have developing news coming in from san rafael. a firefighter has been hurt just from hours ago. allie rasmus is live on east 14th street, what happened allie? >> reporter: well the restaurant was on fire and the firefighter who cut his leg wild
walk you around just a little bit. you can see several thousand people here in justin herman plaza. there is built, boy say half an hour to double what it was at 5:30 and now, at 6:00 boy say at least 3,000 riders here. you possibly have a id better idea by looking at sky 7. we've been talking about what they have seen over 20 years and what changes they would like to see. >> this would be nice if there are drivers that could communicate together on another level. this doesn't feel like we're reaching each other this way. >> this is riders have rights. >> used to be going through an intersection and cars been waiting three three red lights and get angry and try to run someone over. but you don't see that much anymore that. is a good change. >> there is. >> i don't think there is violence and construction but i haven't heard that have happening over a year. >> there is another change we've heard is that when they would like to get rid of the circle when they ride in a circle before moving on. people are telling me that makes drivers angry and doesn't bring the message get out of the
. what is happening now? >> reporter: pam, the protegessers return to justin herman plaza -- protesters return to justin herman plaza and this is where they were several months ago. >> reporter: occupy san francisco celebrated their one year anniversary with demonstrations. police had to shut down the interception and stop muni buses as protesters danced, held signs and wrote slogans. they stopped in front of bank of america on california and kearny. then they moved to the wells fargo branch. police officers stud in riot gear in front of the bank's protest. this is where they add midded to wracking up bills -- admitted to wracking up bills. and they let dollar bills on fire. protesters wanted to light the inside of the barrel on fire but police would have broke up the crowd. organizers say over the past year the biggish accomplishment was preventing some from losing homes. >> we stopped 52 foreclosures and kept people in their homes, working with the banks. >> reporter: they blame the police for the violence across the country over the past year. >> if people are paying attention people
leandro. >>> + class at moving protesters from justin herman plaza. occupied at the december and up the arm right. >>> the plant at stake here throughout the morning pritzker tells me that it to do so but the occupied movement. the fact the suns in the occupied this are hoping to take at justin herman plaza. dozens of them into overnight rubicam about eight tents. this is despite a warning for san francisco police and to lead by 6:00 this morning and that's less than an hour but mel. the movement is the life and a card going anywhere. >>> often does a lot of people here that are excited about staying and where to hold in this space. but rebuilding the camp that we had and continue to be the public presence. >>> the city's celebration was more festive than combatant good the marchers of that financial district to the cause of good the chewed peacefully which is different from past occupied movement. at times it has been difficult to define and for some cities difficult to manage. yesterday's group reported no problems have about traffic. we want to make know that intense of here but
in this city this morning. the deadline is 6:00 p.m. to vacate justin herman plaza. the bathe late-the deadline is 6:00 a.m.. >> it looks like it is a few moments past the deadline and the occupy protesters have dismantled their tents. i spoke with the san francisco police department and that is the issue. technically, this is the issue but they cannot sit there but as far as those temporary structures, those need to be removed. offthe tentsneed to be removed. you can see there are a couple of dozen officers on market street. you can see on the other part of market street. right around 5: 50 a.m. there or even putting on a riot gear. according to the cu capt. the are not pressing them away but they are going to go away. they are going to break down down authorthe tents if there are confrontations, rests could be made at this point, there are no arrests. this was the one year anniversary yesterday of occupy wall street. there were allowed to stay at justin herman plaza but technically this was supposed to shut down to the public. no overnight camping but many of them stayed. and at 4:30 a.m. the
up but as to whether they will move in, we don't know. this is justin herman plaza and this is where they came to mark the one year anniversary of fsf. what is going on, police officers have asked you to take down your tents? >> well, we are going to compliant take the tents down before 6:00 a.m. but we will continue our protests here. >> reporter: why are you here? >> we are here to celebrate our one year anniversary of occupy. it is basically, it is a birthday party for occupy and we have been working hard throughout the year petitioning our grievances -- >> reporter: you actually have been in front of the federal reserve building, haven't you? >> yes, many of us have been in front of the federal reserve building throughout the year and we continue to state our grievances with the government and a lot of it has to deal with the corporate issues and the federal reserve bank. >> reporter: so how long do you plan to stay here? >> we plan to affectively work with the san francisco police department due to direct action... >> reporter: okay thanks for joining us. here is the captain we
moved to justin herman plaza along the embarcadero where they first gathered a year ago. we are live tonight with what is happening. >> about 30 demonstrators still here tonight but they continue plan on occupying the plaza like they did last year instead they say they are concentrating on putting more pressure on the banks. one year after the start of the occupy movement occupy demonstrators are back in justin herman plaza. since being banished from the plaza, organizers say they have been quietly pressuring bank to work with people leak daniel. his monthly mortgage of 2500 dollars was reset to 5000 dollars a month and laid off opera sentencinger says the bank is unwilling to work out a payment plan. >> they are being unrealistic about the economy. if they were to help all of us the economy would turn around. this is a lot of bull coming out. >>reporter: earlier this evening a parade of more than 300 demonstrators began marching through the financial district just in time to snarl rush hour traffic. some people noticed the occupy demonstration had a focus message this time. >>
in justin herman plaza overnight. the protesters marched all afternoon into the night in the financial district the anniversary of the occupy wall street movement that began a year ago. the day was loud but peaceful. at times there were about 300 people. organizers say they've been quietly pressuring banks to work with people to adjust loan payment plans. a live report on the developing situation in justin herman plaza at 5:00 with >>> mitt romney is making no apologies this morning -- this morning for a video that sur figuresed. he tells a closed meeting of wealthy donors almost half of all americans believe they are victims, entitled to expensive government support. tahman bradley joins us live in washington with details. >> reporter: good morning. as the romney campaign was trying to hit the reset button on this race, these clips popped up online. obama campaign pounced now the romney team is trying to manage the fallout this morning the romney campaign is scrambling to explain a secretly recorded tape where romney tells wealthy donors nearly half of all americans see themselves as
news. >>> occupy san francisco demonstrators remain at justin herman plaza right now with police watching to make sure they don't bring tents back to the location. the most focusing on the economy marked its one year anniversary yesterday. amy hollyfield has been there all morning. peaceful so far, but determined to stay? >> reporter: they say they are staying. take look behind me, there aren't that many of them, but enough to have police watching them and vendors out here on edge. it was looking like a clash with police and protesters was in the making. occupy activists pitched tents and spent the night in justin herman plaza, which is illegal. they say they were enjoying the energy that came if the movement's first anniversary celebration, yesterday. and wanted to channel it to an occupation of the >> mission is to keep the occupy movement going strong for the fall. we have a huge resurgence today all over the country from zuccotti park to here. people are here to bring the camp back up. >> reporter: camping here is illegal. police told them they had to move by 6 a.m. or they w
-- justin herman plaza and fuse their way around the city. down our wazeman -- download our waze map. nothing happening on the embarcadero you will find slow traffic free app become a traffic spotter, get involved and report back to other spotters what is happening and where the traffic issues are. critical mass great way to get around it. >> she had me at free. >>> next, the hunt for jimmy hoffa, decades after he disappeared, a tip could crack a cold case open. >>> shooter opens fire at a sign company in minneapolis before turning the gun on himself. i'm tahman bradley with the details coming up. >> first, here's john muller with this morning's tech bites. >> reporter: facebook unwraps gift service some of the members can send gifts, real, not virtual to other members. facebook gifts will be available to all users eventually.vd android phones are boasting they have near field communication technology which will let them communicate with other nearby devices apple iphone 5 doesn't have it. they say that shouldn't be a factor. >> it is getting attention in the -- the fact is that pres
in justin herman plaza they are giving them their space, letting them talk it over. police have told them they want the tents didn't by 6:00 this morning otherwise police will do it for them. no word on whether the occupiers will comply. this has followed a day full of marches and rallies throughout downtown san francisco that sometimes interrupted the evening commute last night. those protests had hundreds of people, they were peaceful. a handful decided to keep the anniversary celebration going at justin herman plaza. they say they don't have plans to have any violent clashes with police this morning. the occupier i spoke with says they don't plan to leave. >> i think we are going to hold our ground and stay like we've always been doing, continue to occupy and usually the violence comes from the police. they usually use a lot, attack us with baton rouges, caging us with barricades. the violence usually comes from the police, not from us. >> reporter: no arrests have been made. police captain told me they started talking to the group 4:30 this morning and told them they need get out of h
justin herman plaza where occupiers have taken down their shelters but they say they still plan on staying. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >> good morning everyone. tuesday september 18th. >> the time now is just about 630. the tents have been taken down but the occupied protesters are holding their ground. >> kate is here with more on what was it pretty peaceful >> when we spoke with police and protesters it seemed to be that they had conversations about being able to stay here but we are in the 6:00 hour and the park is open so they are allowed to be here. the shelters are gone but the protesters are not. you can see d
in san francisco. police gave them until 6:00 a. m. to take down their tents and justin herman plaza. flo >> occupiers are still here. you can see them behind me at justin herman plaza. what they're doing is legal. right now, the park is open and you can sit there, but you cannot put up tents. there are police officers on the scene to monitor the situation. here is video that we got around 5:00 a.m.. diplomacy, come 6:00 if the tents are not down, police said they would have to go in and remove them forcibly. the good news is, there was no confrontation or a rest. aha >> occupiers got into it with police and one occupier got pepper spray. everything is pretty peaceful at this time. we do not know what happened, 10:00 p.m.. >>darya: here is the damage done to the inside of its restaurant. they believe restaurant in a dumpster. one firefighter was taken to the hospital is expected to recover. both >> a suicide bomber killed at least 12 12, that is all that i left of this car driven by a 22 year old suicide bomber, a woman with over 600 lbs. of explosives near the cobble international ai
6:00. katie marzullo is live at justin herman plaza with a preview. >> reporter: this is where it begins, as far as where it goes and how many will participate is anyone's guess. 20th san verse of -- critical mass when bicyclists come together and ride in a huge group on city streets the last friday of every month. the first year 20 years ago 50 bicyclists took part now it is hundreds sometimes thousands. participants say they do it to make a point with divers to share the road. not everybody sees the message. it can make for a frustrating commute for drivers. then those looking at the bigger picture of how cyclists interact with the city one man told us he didn't like the city's bike plan. >> all day everyday motorists are bullying bicyclists. once a month we turn the table not to bully we are here, respect us for once a month for a few hours. >> one of the problems with the bike plan is it takes away traffic lanes and street parking on busy city streets that creates a problem. an environmental impact. >> reporter: critical mass is typically peaceful, in years past, there have
now one car is parked across the street but later there is a march to justin herman plaza and most likely the street will be blocked off. you can see they have booths set up there and it says a man's home is his castle until the bank forecloses on it. now a rally is set for tonight and it can definitely impact your traffic and we will tell you more about that coming up in the next half hour. life in san francisco, i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> police in gilroy are now looking for suspects in what they think is a gang related shooting. it happened on damien woody -- westwood drive. he was sitting in a car when he was shot because of an apparent dispute with arrival gang -- a rival gang. >>> a pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run crash in napa. it happened on state highway 128. the pedestrian was rushed to walnut creek. chp has not released any other details about the crash. >>> time now 4:32 they are looking for a missing san francisco firefighter. charles dowd was last seen on an amtrak train headed to montreal to visit his grandchildren. dowd was not on t
to justin herman plaza along the embarcadero where they first gathered a year ago. we are live tonight with what is happening. >> about 30 demonstrators still here tonight but they continue plan on occupying the plaza like they did last year instead they say they are concentrating on putting more pressure on the banks. one year after the start of the occupy movement occupy demonstrators are back in justin herman plaza. since being banished from the plaza, organizers say they have been quietly pressuring bank to work with people leak daniel. his monthly mortgage of 2500 dollars was reset to 5000 dollars a month and laid off opera sentencinger says the bank is unwilling to work out a payment plan. >> they are being unrealistic about the economy. if they were to help all of us the economy would turn around. this is a lot of bull coming out. >>reporter: earlier this evening a parade of more than 300 demonstrators began marching through the financial district just in time to snarl rush hour traffic. some people noticed the occupy demonstration had a focus message this time. >> because
the bus to get to san francisco. all the memories are starting to come back. backlighted justin herman plaza. folks are starting to gather at herman plaza with people of all the ages they are s ages. we saw people gettig out of the city early a lot of the business people wanted to get in their car and get out of here so they will not be caught in the congestion. >> a new real-estate study found that three bay area cities are the best area to buy homes. san francisco was first. i had a house on the market two weeks ago and i had a hundred and 60 people look at it. it is a seller's market in oakland. it has gotten to where it is in the heat of the market like in 2000. some reasons people are buying is because the interest rate is lower and it is cheaper to buy than to rent. oakland has become a popular place to want to the layoff. there are good restaurants and easy access to transportation. this is making it a more appealing place to buy a home. >> a new study found their residential water bills have sky rocketed over 2 percent according to the usa today. some of the reasons is because
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december 7th. after deadlines that two were moved those protesters had to be removed of justin herman plaza. today, they are going to be back in the financial district in san francisco. occupy action sf will organize a 5:00 p.m. march at goldman sacks and bankamerica. >> coming up the trading continues to rally with the apple stock. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they got me flying again. [ female announcer ] palo alto medical foundation, and sutter health -- our story is you. in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing wi
war memorial. at 1:00, a street party at justin herman plaza. rallies at banks and pg&e downtown. the big event is the brass band event and rally. some workers say given the small crowd they are seeing here, some say they might leave and others might keep an eye on things. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> occupy protesters holding rallies in 30 cities. in new york city, the birth place of the movement, hundreds marching around the financial district. police officers are shadowing them. a dozen protesters have been arrested after sitting on sidewalks. the protests lack the scale of last year's events that were having thousands of people all over taking part. >>> in chicago, a teenager accused of a home-grown terror plot is in federal court today. prosecutors say an undercover agent gave 18-year-old ad adel daoud a phony bomb. the teen is now facing charges of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. prosecutors say he was offered several chances to walk away from the plot before finally being arrested on friday. >>> in the middle east, four
that although the big camps at justin herman plaza in oakland were shut down, you cannot kill an idea. >> we want the public to know that occupy is still alive, and it is growing. >> to show that grass roots movement and organizing is the only way to make sure that's potato over by these financiers and multinational corporations, ends. >> the group chose the location because their movement started here when you're go and also because they believe the companies here are " the pinnacle of modern corruption ". we reached out to bank of america representatives that did not have a comment on the protest but they say that they do have security measures in place for employees and customers. if need be but it does not look like it. this group insists that they are using nonviolent tactics, we know that they're planning a rally at 5:00 to support home owners fighting for closure and then after that it will have another event, a symbolic debt burning. we are live in san fransisco, cbs 5. >> a shelter in place order has been lifted in concord after police shot a man who claimed to be armed and suicidal
papers to site and tear them up at this rally. >> earlier the protesters marched from justin herman plaza to the bank of america on market street blocking traffic at the height of rush hour. this demonstration is one of several events focussed on economic inequality with occupy activists placing the blame largely on big banks. >> the financers have stolen the american economy. they have completely ruaned it for the rest of the american people. activists with occupy bernal rallied at the war memorial building to celebrate their successes in fighting foreclosures. ok pyres outside the federal reserve state their nearly year-long vigil kept live discussions about corporate influence. . >>> more details now at least one political expert says the occupy movement has been effective in changing the national dialogue. >> for the first time since the 1930s in this country, there is a political debate about social and economic equality. >> flor is rosenthal compared occupy to the tea party movement saying both emerged from fears brought on by the economic downturn. another political scientist we sp
on the challenges they faced at the scene. >>> a group of protesters were encampmented at justin herman plaza. >>> one of the tors in the controversial anti-islam film is now speaking out. he said he was misled. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, september 18th, i am pam cook, let's check in with steve paulson with a look at the forecast. >>> it will be breezy to windy and cooling has begun, there is a whopper of a fog is bank out there. i can't find an offshore breeze we stay with the cooler pattern, livermore concord fairfield, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving around well in the bay area. as you can see it is a nice drive from walnut creek to oakland and also we are looking at
in a dumpster their. >> occupied protesters voluntarily took down their tents and justin herman plaza, there were there to mark the one-year anniversary of the occupied movement. police gave them until 6:00 a.m. to disassemble the tense. a police spokesperson said that the protesters were cooperative. >> the berkeley city council is considering a measure to proclaim bisexual pride day and if it is approved it would be the first of its kind in the nation occurring on september the 23rd each year, the same day as bisexual pride events in several american cities and it would be separate from gay pride day. bisexuals say that they're often shunned by the gay community. >> the space shuttle endeavor will begin a trip across the united states on top of a modified 747. and on friday it will fly above the bay area before making its way to southern california. cate caugurian gives us a preview from a place that had a big role in the shuttle program. >> ames research center i gave us a special view into space with the help of a former astronaut. >> it will go through the atmosphere and slow dow
demonstrators today obeyed a police deadline to dismantle their tents in san francisco justin herman plaza. protesters took down their tents by 6:00 a.m. but about a dozen people stayed behind. some street vendors tell ktvu they were sorry to see the protesters come back saying last year's demonstrations hurt their business. >>> we are learning new details tonight about the scene at law enforcement scandal. authorities revealed san ramon attorney mary nolan was arrested today. the indictment claims nolan worked to illegally eves drop on the spouses of his clients. mary nolan is scheduled to appear in court on those charges as well as tax evasion next tuesday. >>> oakland police are searching for the person who shot a woman outside an elementary school it happened at about 3:30 this afternoon outside marcum el -- elementary school. the woman was shot while waiting in her car with a child. that school went on lock down until police determined the area was safe. the woman is at the hospital now with life threatening injuries. >>> a bay area man is under indictment in a sweeping student aid f
this is an aerial of justin herman plaza. each letter is a person. all the blue ss, that stands for standing or stationary or seated. someone is doing something where they are staying still. green p is where kids are playing. e is exercising. you don't find that in justin hermann plaza but might in others. i will flip through these. this is a half hour slice through the middle of the day starting at noon and going through 3:00 p.m. generally, by and large, justin hermann plaza is used almost heavily at the edges along the edge of the hotel that has the fixed seating and restaurants. you can see large concentration there is and around the perimeter. another thing -- we noted where there was sun and shine in the plaza at these times so we would maybe see if there were finding drawn from that as well. the shaded areas are sort of outlined in darker gray. in this image it is up against the hotel on the west side of the plaza, where you actually do see a concentration of people in the shaded areas. people spread throughout the mark. generally the heaviest are in the shaded areas up against the bu
. the only thing we know for sure is that they're showing up at justin herman plaza are around 6:00. no one knows they just ride in the pack and follow around a leader. in october of 2009 there was some crap clashes because it creates a lot of tension between commuters and the people on the bikes. the police will be out in full force to make sure that everything runs smoothly. a word to the wise you may want to time your commute to avoid this while you if you are leading san francisco. >> a mother abandons her 10 year-old daughter shopping at safeway grocery store. police say the girl was rolling a shopping cart with hundred and $50 for the grocery stores out of the castore last week. the mother went to get the suvs but took off when she saw her daughter was being questioned. she is now in her grandmother's custody and the mother is still being looked for. >> there is a rise in evolvincrime involving this electronic devices. someone ripped a backpack off of someone in pacific heights there was a tablet inside the backpack. there were seven reports of victims having their cell phones and oth
don't want to create a confrontation. >> they meet at 6:00 at justin herman plaza, keep up with traffic updates on cbssf.com go home early or stay late. one of the best oktoberfest celebrations happening in the bay area all weekend long. >> ladies, this is a study that you may want to share with your spouse, the connection between household chores and divorce. that is coming up next. >> sunshine showing up in the,, dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. >> i high-speed chase in arizona, you can see that car, law-enforcement chasing that car apparently
justin her man -- kirks off from justin herman plaza. >>> b.a.r.t. is having a bike blackout period, 37% of the respondents want to end those restrictions. 25% end up favoring this. >>> encouraging economic news for one particular part of the bay area and if you can not wait until halloween to be frightened. we'll show you where you can go starting tonight. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go? [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. mmmm. mmm hmmm. mmmm. [ female announcer ] it's on. let's roll. erika derry: and the fact that cacalifornia isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money s
now at justin herman plaza after taking over the city doing what they do best shutting down the streets and interfering with traffic >>> the paddle and provoke the way to notoriety the leader of the street party known as critical mass celebrated 20 years by taking over san francisco on two wheels. the message from cyclists did your cart >>> ride your bike and have a good time >>> but these rights have been controversial drivers of tide to take out cyclist in redwood city one person was attacked in her car, but best known for frustrating drivers and fuelling traffic jams >>> i have to get going on the clock >>> with little or no resistance from police >>> we ask for motorists to be patient >>> officers stood guard at for was to make sure by such a bicyclist and and and stayed off but stood by as bicyclist clashed with drivers mayor willie brown tried to crush the movement to no avail san francisco's police chief has since learned a valuable lesson >>> the better way to handle it is to facilitated and keep moving >>> and that is exactly what officers did tonight there were som
. the ride started at the foot of market street at justin herman plaza and spread from there from dolores park and then went out in various parts of the city. kyra clapper was with them the whole way and is live with more on what happened on the streets. >> reporter: dan, we were with them the whole way. we are currently at seventh and market where you can see the crowds have disbanded. you can see critical mass is no more. but we want to quickly get you to the video. we were with the cyclist since just about6:45 just before the official cycling began. we started at embarcadero, but they made their way south of market. it was slow moving for people getting off of work. dozens of commuters gave up and they pulled out their phones to take videos. now to our next video about 20 minutes later we made it a mile and a half away past the parking lot of cars on market street. it was a complete stand still for tens of thousands of cyclist making their way to union square. thousands of onlookers are pulling out their phones and cameras to document the city of san francisco at a stand still. and the
celebrating 20th anniversary tonight at justin herman plaza that bike rides night all over the city officers justed by and watched while critical mass did what it does best gridlock traffic. every last friday of the month they paddle and provoke their way to notoriety today and the bicycle street party known as critical mass celebrated 20 years by taking over san francisco want to wheels. the message from cyclists ditch your cars >>> the once monthly gross style ride has been controversial drivers have tried to take out cyclist and redwood city one woman was attacked with children inside critical mass may be best known for frustrating drivers and feel in traffic jams >>> it is frustrating have to get going i am on the clock >>> with little or no resistance from police >>> we ask motorists to be patient >>> officers stood stood guard at free was to make sure cyclists kept off but still bite as cyclists snarled traffic is not like the city has tried to stop critical mass mayor willie brown tried to crush the movement to no avail and san francisco's police chief says they learned a valuable les
the story. >> reporter: critical mass started here at justin herman plaza at 6:00 p.m. it ended three hours later at the same location. i joined them for the ride. i got on this bike and followed them. it was very peaceful for the most part though i saw frustrated drivers along the way. >> reporter: critical mass. >> a green light. can i go, please? >> reporter: drivers in downtown san francisco were trapped for hours. >> i have gone three blocks in a hour. >> reporter: some even got out of their car to confront the bicyclist. you can see this woman arguing with the bicyclist and blocked them from moving. the driver looked frustrated. >> they are breaking the law. if i ran a red light, i would be pulled over. right? they are shutting thousand city. -- shutting down had city. >> reporter: one drive frustrated, sped off. others couldn't do anything but wait. many pedestrians and commuters felt the same frustration. the pedestrians clanked -- complained. >> they don't respect anybody. >> reporter: these people also upset. they couldn't go home on a friday night. >> more than 30 min
were stopped cold by critical mass. the ride started at the foot of market street at justin herman plaza and spread from there from dolores park and then went out in various parts of the city. kyra clapper was with them the whole way and is live with more on what happened on the streets. >> reporter: dan, we were with them the whole way. we are currently at seventh and market where you can see the crowds have disbanded. you can see critical mass is no more. but we want to quickly get you to the video. we were with the cyclist since just about6:45 just before the official cycling began. we started at embarcadero, but they made their way south of market. it was slow moving for people getting off of work. dozens of commuters gave up and they pulled out their phones to take videos. now to our next video about 20 minutes later we made it a mile and a half away past the parking lot of cars on market street. it was a complete stand still for tens of thousands of cyclist making their way to union square. thousands of onlookers are pulling out their phones and cameras to document the city o
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yet. reporting live at justin herman plaza in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and amber is going to be keeping a close eye on that cloud in san francisco. and we'll bring you updates throughout the course of this newscast. >>> san francisco's castro district got into the spirit of the occupy anniversary this afternoon. >> the people united will never be defeated. >> reporter: organizers called it a speak out and billed it as a celebration and an active defiance they marched then staged a sit in at harvey milk plaza. organizers said the castro is experiencing many of the issues the occupiers have championed. >>> and in new york city where the occupy movement was born. there was a celebratory feel on this anniversary. even as police arrested 180 people. police said the majority of those arrested were sited for disorderly conduct. organizers estimate about 100 people took part in demonstrations in lower manhattan. the protesters said they wanted to express their continued frustration with economic priorities and show the occupy movement was still alive. and i
mass 6:00, expect delays, justin herman plaza as that gets underway. very serious accident just reported southbound 880 past alameda overturn two left lanes, waze app take a look at 880 towards -- maybe we won't see the waze app. there you go. wait -- great way to look at alternate routes. abc7news.com/waze. start communicating with other spotters and get around the -- get the information to get you around these traffic issues this weekend. >>> let's go live to los angeles, the 405, l.a. bracing for carmageddon part two, doesn't start until tonight's regular friday traffic there. crews will finish demolishing the mulholland bridge, 405 shutdown in both directions expected to begin 7:00, continue to monday morning. caltrans advising commuters to stay away from the western part of l.a. this week. similar shutdown took place last year, again we've had signs up, warning signs by the sides of northern california freeway saying l.a. freeways are going to be a mess, something to that effect. >> don't need extra traffic. >>>:19. stanford -- >>> standing ovation predicted by kristen sze
. this morning, occupy san francisco protesters have taken down their tents at san francisco's justin herman plaza. channel 2 has been following the situation, and said it's been peaceful until now. >> reporter: within the past half hour, a little skirmish, where one of the vendors who came in to see up his booth had a confrontation with one of the protesters. when he saw the protester it opened up old wounds, and the vendor pepper-sprayed an occupyier. >> reporter: they claim the occupiers stole near them and hurt business. now at 4:30 this morning, protesters were told to take their tents down. by six they had collide, and police were able to leave. about 40 protesters ended up at the plaza last night and camped out until the morning. >> the park is open after six. they can visit the park like anyone else. what they can't do is camp or lodge. that means put up tents and so forth. and a group of officers to monitor make sure that doesn't take place and there's no violence or vandalism. >> reporter: hundreds made their case yesterday in downtown san francisco in front of several financial
:00 people will start gathering in justin herman plaza and this will be followed by an occupied birthday party in march to the financial district and then at 5:00 this evening, they are expected to rally at 555 california street which is formally known as the bank of america building. >>> menlo park will open in just a few hours and we will find out what volunteers did in order to make this opening happen. >> reporter: work crews made sure the damaged building was removed before the start of school this morning. now the modular structure housed a third grade classroom and those were completely destroyed. they estimated it to be $400,000. they believe it started from a pinched cord and it was not equipped with alarms and sprinklers. they say everything will not be covered so they are accepting donations and supplies to help recooperate what was lost. they are serving a lot of underprivileged families and this loss has been devastating. live in rubin, menlo park ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the suspected gang related shooting, it happened around midwood on westwood drive. the young vi
occupiers is supposed to be many gatherings and today, 1:00 justin herman plaza event described as a mobile street party turned out to be a party of one. and this is postponed until 2:00 this afternoon. and there is supposed to be a rally and celebration here and there is one continuing on with the march. we're going to keep an eye on it. >> abc 7 news reporter is on the move with the prot testors in downtown san francisco. and what is going on now. >> there is corner of market and stream streets. you can see about 120 people so far this, is about the size of the group up market street. and then to california and then, back down, here. jesse mccarthy is one of the guys part of the march. and what do you think of this? >> and people coming together and working for a common cause. >> the message is pretty mixed. and there are a lot of raised fingers, people yelling at the media. >> and there is some miscommunication saying we have a right to be here you don't want to control the message. >> yes. >> there is a message but people have their own. >> thank you for talking with me, i appreciate it
are now involved in this protest. that is about double the number starting it at 3:00 from justin herman plaza they've been marching around the financial district going from bank of america now down to the wells fargo bank, i'm told we're going to turn jeft on front street off of market. that from organizers that have been trying to keep people on message that has been about bank foreclosures but there have been all sorts of other messages some directed against the main stream media and there is organizers trying to get people on message and that, so far has been fairly peaceful protest. we haven't seen anything other than people angry by certainly no bad actors, not here on market street. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> thank you. and sky 7 is over the area right now and you can see it's quite a crowd of people making their way through this downtown area as we speak. abc 7 news is at 555 california, demonstrators gathered today. >> there is a decent sized group gathered here, then moved on down california. 15 or 20 minutes ago. and the evening wears on, and the group and crowded about an h
and that investigation is ongoing. >> san francisco police are keeping watch on justin herman plaza now. >> they're trying to keep pro testors from setting up camp there like they did a year ago. there have been confrontations. >> and we have more. >> this is looking like a class with police and protestors in the making. they say they're enjoying energy that came from the first anniversary yesterday and wanted to channel it to an occupation of the plaza. >> and this mission is to keep it going strong for the mall. there is a great day of action and people are here to bring the camp back up police told them they had to move by 6:00 a.m. or they would take their tents down for them. instead of packing, they sat. some of them sang and right at 6:00, the tents came down. >> seemed like this -- members of the group wanted to cooperate and would appreciate them cooperating. >> it's not just police who want them out of here. >> and vendors who are licensed are furious to see protestors are back. phillips says sales were down two thirds when occupying the plaza last year. >> and when this is noisy, peop
to the hospital in the is expected to recover clueless >> occupy protesters to death at justin herman plaza to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the protests avoid clashes with police. a couple dozen protesters with tents were made at the plaza this morning. san francisco police gave court testers a 6:00 a.m. deadline to take down any tents >>pam: this week, the space shuttle endeavor is being moved from the kennedy space center in florida to its new increment home in los angeles. it is a part of the farewell, and light of this far wall they will do is special flight, a low altitude pass of the bay area later this week. charles gifford reports of that. >>charles: the space shuttle endeavor riding atop a modified 747 is expected to arrive in california on thursday evening where it will spend the evening on edwards air force base in southern california. friday morning it will depart edwards heading north towards sacramento where it will make a low altitude has of the state capitol in to turn west fort san francisco where nasa says it will visit several bay area landmarks possibly as low
are caught up in the event, remain patient. >> reporter: it kicks off on justin herman plaza tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. and it includes children riding this year. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson ktvu channel 2 news. >>> israeli p.m. said today iran is dangerously close do developing a nuclear capability and he says the world must act. >> i believe that faced with a clear red line iran will back down. and this will give more time for sanctions to convince iran to dismantthal program all -- mantle the program all together. >> he held up a diagram to illustrate his claim that iran is 70% of the way. >> shockingly some people begun to pedthal absurd notion that a nuclear armed iran would stabilize the middle east. yeah, right. that is like saying al-qaeda would usher in a era of peace. >> his estimates come from public records. all of this comes as the obama administration has been trying to find ways to keep them from using force to stop the program. >>> virginia was the focus for both campaigns today. republican presidential candidate mitt romney appeared in the washington,
in the critical mass event, just remain patient. >> critical mass kicks off at 6:00 tomorrow night on justin herman plaza. this year there will be a contingent of children riding to celebrate the anniversary. in san francisco, david steven son, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the oakland a's gave up too soon today. it fell short to the texas rangers. texas scored nine times in the first four innings. the a's fought back late but lost 9 to 7. they're now two games up on the la angels for the last wild card spot. >>> san francisco giants today ended the home portion of their regular season on a winning note. each hit two run home runs and the giants rolled to a 7-10 victory over the arizona diamond backs. the team also confirmed suspended outfielder melki will not confirm regardless of how far the giants go in the post season. >>> some budding bay area musicians are gearing up for a big moment. . >>> coming up we'll tell you about your upcoming date with a well-known pop star and the weekend is supposed to bring a lot of sunshine but a lot of fog out there right now. meteorologist mark will tell us w
is going to be out. >> there will be departing from justin herman plaza on the last friday of every month last two decades. as always, who they go from there is up to anybody? >> it should be fragmented it usually does. when this is so large so i think that if there could be multiple different runs. >> commuters could be in dreadlocks and intersections to lead the parade of bicyclists go through, safely. >> if the of 5000 that is going to be five, six different light changes. >> there have been ugly confrontations between frustrated motorists. and the bicyclists fighting for their rights to the road but they're not expecting trouble. >> we're not expecting trouble are looking for trouble but it is a celebration and it is a party. >> san francisco want a larger than normal procession to one to the event with the same number of officers as they do every month. to keep this safe and ease congestion. however, there are going to be other police on duty to stay on standby. >> this series of deadly rodent infections, free testing for parka employees at yosemite. for the hantavirus. there have be
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